Archive: Feb 2012

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    Give a hoot! Don’t … shoot!?

    Studying government is the art of saying “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” twelve times a day and sincerely meaning each one. — Jon Sanders So … the Obama administration wants to save the spotted owl by shooting barred owls: WASHINGTON — To save the imperiled spotted…
    Jon Sanders, February 29, 2012
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    As filing period ends, 39 NCGA candidates are de facto winners

    For 39 candidates vying to win a seat in the N.C. General Assembly, the election ended at noon today — and they all won. That’s the number of House and Senate candidates — nearly all of them incumbents — who weren’t challenged to a primary and who don’t have opposition…
    David N. Bass, February 29, 2012
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    Filing period ends: 71 NCGA districts don’t have a major party challenger

    The filing deadline for legislative, congressional, council of state, judicial, and local offices for the May 8 primary ended at noon today. By my count, 71 out of the 170 districts comprising the N.C. General Assembly don’t have either a Democrat or Republican challenger. In the Senate, a total of…
    David N. Bass, February 29, 2012
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    New at CJO: N.C. House task force to target unemployment insurance fraud

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ new task force on unemployment insurance fraud.
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2012
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    Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Presents … The Latest "study" on Why We Must Spend $19 mil on Uptown Baseball

    First step to sticking the public with the bill for another shiny new sports or tourism related project for Charlotte, preferably uptown? Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, home of Chief Economist and conjurer in residence, John Connaughton. Hire UNC Charlotte economics professor John Connaughton to conduct one of his economic…
    Tara Servatius, February 29, 2012
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    Caridnal George of Chicago predicts closing of all Catholic hospitals by Easter 2014

    In a  story on CNSnews.com it is reported that Cardinal Francis George, Arch-Bishop of Chicago is predicting that Catholic health services facilities in the arch diocese of Chicago will close within two years if the Obama administration’s oppressive rules that deny 1st Amendment protections to religious employers that oppose…
    Roy Cordato, February 29, 2012
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    Trying to declare failure a success at the NASCAR HOF

    That essentially is new Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority head Tom Murray’s goal. As the UPoR reports: Murray said his next goal is to improve attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which lost $1.4 million in its first year. His goal is to have the racing museum break even…
    Michael Lowrey, February 29, 2012
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    Planning Restricts

    Almost 200 people, whose businesses along US Highway 441 are affected by corridor land use regulations that restrict the size of signage, building access, architectural stylings, and choice of landscaping; signed a petition for relief. Only one person affected declined to sign, and many scoff at the claim that…
    Leslee Kulba, February 29, 2012